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Carlos and Sofia Bravo

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Carlos Bravo was born 1835 in Cugnasco, Switzerland to Antony Bravo and Maria Spettrini.
The 'Alster' 936 tons, arrived 12 Sept 1855, from Hamburg with Italian, English and German passengers including C Bravo and G Bravo, both aged 20.
Carlo Bravo went first to the Alma Golf fields near Maryborough, then moved to Newbridge where he took up vine growing.
He wed 3 June 1866 to Sofia Guscetti, daughter of Dr Severinus Guscetti and Guidita Besano, 21 March 1847 - 13 Aug 1919, born in Quinto, came to Australia on the 'Gipsy Bride' in 1854, lived in Newbridge, and died in Ballarat reference 1919 #10366.
Sofia gave birth to 11 children between 1867 and 1889. Four reached adulthood, and when they both died in 1919 soon after their daughter Catherine died aged 27 of Spanish Flu, the three surviving sons had produced 16 grandchildren.
Photo taken 1987 in the street of Cugnasco, see Penny's bunch of grapes!
Children of Carlo and Sofia
1. Amelio Bravo 1867 - 1868
2. Frederick Virginius Bravo 1868 - 1869
3. Giovanni Domenico Bravo 1 Jan 1870 - 31 Jan 1943 wed 17 May 1904 to Anna Camfield 8 Feb 1884 - 12 Dec 1968, daughter of Mary Ann Sexton and Charles Camfield
9 children   1. Dominic Charles Bravo 11 Jan 1906 wed 19 Oct 1933 to Hazel Heitmann 24 Feb 1910 - 11 May 1992, daughter of Ellen Miners and Frederick Heitmann - sons, Robert and Frederick
2. Sophia Alice Bravo 30 Mar 1907, wed 27 Oct 1934 to William Slattery 4 Sep 1913, son of Margaret McDonnell and Patrick John Slattery, children are Dorothy, Valerie, Vincent and Margaret
3. Lawrence William Bravo 28 Nov 1908, wed 16 May 1942 to Winifred Austin 1 Jan 1913 - 19 Oct 1986, daughter of Florence Walker and Thomas Austin not in Victorian records, children are Jeanette and Raymond
4. Stella Grace Bravo 21 Oct 1910 wed 30 Apr 1931 to Ronald Harwood 22 Jun 1905 - 30 Aug 1968, son of Maria Radnell and William Harwood, children are Ron, Keith, Nancy, Max, Margaret, Vernon, Allan, Lynette and Neil
5. Stephen Bravo 25 May 1912 wed 9 Jan 1936 to Letitia Menz - one son, Stephen
6. John Bravo 21 March 1913 - 21 Nov 1991 wed 18 Sep 1948 to Beryl Joyce Sloane 11 Sep 1927, daughter of Ivy Davis and William Jackson Sloane (not in Victorian records) - daughters Cheryl, Marilyn and Debra
7. David Bravo 4 March 1916 wed 4 March 1947 to Beryl Marion Cave
8. Leslie Bravo 11 Jan 1918 - 2 Sept 76, wed 22 Sep 1945 to Yvonne Lorraine Williams 28 Mar 1922, daughter of Lily Maude Pearce 1896, daughter of Isabella Maud Nolan and Frank Pearce, wed 1921 to Frederick Henry Williams, children Yvonne, Lorraine and Trevor
9. Charles Bravo 11 Mar 1924 wed 8 Jan 1949 to Irene May Sunderland 1 Feb 1929, daughter of Rose Elizabeth Grant and George Henry Sunderland, one son, Kevin

4. Augustine Bravo 21 Jan 1871 - 13 Aug 1952 wed (1) 21 May 1895 to Frances Keefe, daughter of Frances Middleton and Thomas Keefe and (2) 1926 to Edith Diss 1889 - 1945, daughter of Julia Burman and Frederick Diss
5 children 1. Emily Ethel Bravo 18 Mar 96, died ? wed 18 Sep 1920 to Frederick John Ransom 24 Aug 1894 - 14 Jul 1965, son of Maude Mary Nichols and Thomas Frederick James Ransom, children are Leonard, Kevin, Alys, Norma, Jack and Betty
2. Ettie Victoria Bravo 12 June 97 - 6 Nov 62 wed 1 Jan 1920 to Alfred Sinclair 27 Feb 1896 - 10 Aug 1967, son of Harriett Storey and Henry McDonald Sinclair - sons Ray and Norman
3. Eva Stella Bravo 1898 - wed (1) 1922 to Michael Fahey 1888 - 1922, son of Patrick Fahey born in Galway wed 1878 to Margaret Hogan born in Geelong (Belarine) 1857, one son, Michael
wed (2) Percival Pratt
4. Frances Elsie (Katherine) Bravo 1900, wed 1926 to James Bowden Reid not found in Victorian records, children Katherine, Valmai and Augustine
5. Augustine Bravo 1905 - 1979, wed Jean Maud Fuzzard, died without children

Twin 5. Christine Bravo 1872 - 5 Feb 1873 (buried as Celestine)
Twin 6. Charles Bravo 1872 - 20 Oct 1957, wed c1911 to Emily Gertrude Garrigan, daughter of Mary Fuss and Patrick Garrigan
7 children 1. William Bravo 9 Aug 1910 - 9 Apr 1969, wed 6 Jul 1930 to Constance Day, children are Jean, Patricia, Graham and Perry
2. Horace Charles Bravo 18 June 1912 - 19 Mar 1991
3. Kenneth John Bravo 5 Aug 1914 - 28 Dec 1984
4. Clarence Phillip Bravo 18 Dec 1919 wed Margaret Olivia Burrows 1918 - 19 Oct 1991, children are Rosemary, Helen, Phillip and Peter
5. Keith Guscetti Bravo 3 Jan 1920 - 26 Apr 1988 wed 15 Nov 1975 to Joan McCracken
6. Marjory Patricia Bravo 23 April 1923 wed 8 Nov 1947 to John Crameri Hogan 19 Apr 1921, son of Elizabeth Emily Crameri and John Michael Hogan children are Marjorie, Brenda, Patricia, Julie and John
7. Catherine May Bravo 18 Feb 1925 - 26 Jul 1961 wed 15 Jan 1949 to William Farrington, two daughters, Annette and Jenian

7. John Bravo 1874 - 1875
8. Maria Matilda Bravo 1876 - 1877
9. Sophia Guiditta Bravo 1880 - 1881 aged 8 months
10. Margaret Bravo 1883 - 1883
11. Catherine Bravo 1889 - 4 July 1919 (died in Melbourne of the plague flu), as Kathleen Ethel Bravo, she wed 1918 #2487 to Roy Cecil Hancock 1894 - ?, at Dunolly, who then wed in 1922 #10982 to Mary Ellen Orpwood.


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